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Novel once-daily fixed-dose ICS–LABA improves lung function over ICS monotherapy, research findsSubscription

A once-daily fixed-dose combination of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting β2-adrenoceptor agonist significantly improved lung function over inhaled corticosteroids alone, a phase III study has concluded.

Oral therapy abrocitinib effective in moderate to severe atopic dermatitis

Oral therapy abrocitinib is effective in moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitisSubscription

Abrocitinib, an oral Janus kinase 1 selective inhibitor, is effective and well-tolerated in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, a study in JAMA Dermatology has suggested.

Prescribing ward round, with pharmacist involvement, cuts errors on paediatric ICU

Prescribing ward round with pharmacist involvement cuts errors on paediatric ICUSubscription

A daily prescribing round in a paediatric intensive care unit led to a reduction in prescribing errors and overall time spent on medicines queries and prescribing.

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Point-of-care testing for influenza could improve antimicrobial use, feasibility study concludesSubscription

Point-of-care testing for influenza is feasible in primary care and may improve antimicrobial use, a study in the British Journal of General Practice has concluded.

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Once-daily ICS-LABA-LAMA superior to ICS-LABA in improving lung function, research suggestsSubscription

A study in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine indicates that ICS-LABA-LAMA once daily is better than ICS-LABA in improving lung function.

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Sepsis risk factors could help inform antimicrobial stewardship in primary care, study suggestsSubscription

Risk of sepsis and benefit from antibiotics following a GP consultation for infection are more substantial among those who are older, frail or who have had a urinary tract infection, a study has found.

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Pharmacists could screen patients for AF during flu vaccination appointments, study suggestsSubscription

Screening for atrial fibrillation could be carried out during flu vaccination appointments to increase early detection rates, a feasibility study has suggested.

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ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine induces immune response and is safe in humans, early trial data suggests

The University of Oxford’s ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine induces a strong immune response with no serious adverse reactions, preliminary findings of a phase I/II trial published in The Lancet have suggested.

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